Sarah Palin Surfaces to Blast Alaska Airlines for Cutting Out Prayer Cards

Moose skinner from Wasilla.
It's been so pleasant lately. The weather has warmed up a touch, the sun is shining, and for the most part, Sarah Palin has kept her mouth shut -- which, really, is the position God always preferred for her mouth. But, fiddlesticks, the moose skinner from Wasilla is back, going off about how "astonishing" and "nonsensical" it is that Alaska Airlines no longer serves prayer cards with its meals.

"It feels so odd that some may be offended by a little card with an encouraging non-denominational verse from the Psalms, but how often do we hear complaints about tawdry ads or billboard images flashing at us everywhere we turn?", Palin wrote on her Facebook page. "People of faith and common decency just shrug and move on from the constant assault on their sensibilities; we don't call for censorship -- at least I don't."

She then, presumably to the unfettered delight of her millions of madcap Facebook followers, posted her protest letter to Alaska Airlines CEO Bill Ayer.

Click here to read it in its glorious entirety.

In late January, Seattle Weekly posted that the airline, beginning Feb. 1, was discontinuing the prayer card.

"This difficult decision was not made lightly," Ayer and Alaska Airlines President Brad wrote in an e-mail to its regular customers. "Some of you enjoy the cards and associate them with our service. At the same time, we've heard from many of you who believe religion is inappropriate on an airplane."

Only first-class passengers have received the God card since 2006, the year Alaska stopped serving microwaved chicken to customers in coach. Even now, spokeswoman Bobbie Egan tells The Seattle Times, the cards appear only on flights longer than four hours, when they can be presented on meal trays as they always have been.

Palin, mercifully, chose to stay out of the presidential race (can you imagine her being able to withstand nearly 20 GOP debates?), and has endorsed Newt "I Grow Angrier and Nuttier by the Day") Gingrich.

Funny, he's the one who needs the prayer card.

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